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The Witchfinders 

Arriving in 17th Century Lancashire, the TARDIS team become embroiled in a witch trial. With the arrival of King James I, the hunt for witches intensifies. However, could something more ... See full summary »

Director:

Sallie Aprahamian

Writer:

Joy Wilkinson
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jodie Whittaker ... The Doctor
Bradley Walsh ... Graham O'Brien
Tosin Cole ... Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill ... Yasmin Khan
Alan Cumming ... King James
Siobhan Finneran ... Becka Savage
Tilly Steele Tilly Steele ... Willa Twiston
Tricia Kelly Tricia Kelly ... Old Mother Twiston
Arthur Kay Arthur Kay ... Smithy
Stavros Demetraki ... Alfonso
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Arriving in 17th Century Lancashire, the TARDIS team become embroiled in a witch trial. With the arrival of King James I, the hunt for witches intensifies. However, could something more dangerous be at play? Can the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan keep the populace of Bilehurst Cragg safe from the forces surrounding the land?

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Trivia

The word "Satan" is spoken 39 times during this episode. In comparison, Series 2's "The Satan Pit" only uses the word once (excluding the title). See more »

Goofs

The title 'Witchfinder General' was not used till much later. Used by Matthew Hopkins on the Parliamentary side during the English Civil war, though not officially recognised. See more »

Quotes

King James: What do you know of my mother?
The Doctor: You could have seen her before she died, but you didn't want to. Why?
King James: She left me. When I was not even one year old. What kind of mother does that? Why would I wish to see her?
The Doctor: Nobody will ever know why she left you, James. But you can't go hurting people just because you're scared to face up to the darkness inside you. You have to be better than that.
King James: Who are you? How do you know these things?
The Doctor: I know, because we're all the same. We want certainty, security... to ...
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Very silly
25 November 2018 | by GwydionMWSee all my reviews

This was unconvincing from start to end. An unconvincing accept from James 1st, who was Scottish.


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Release Date:

25 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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